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Old 11-06-2010, 08:29 AM
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glow plugs or operator error?

I just got a 2002 F-250 and I love it. Unfortunately it also acts like its new owner and hates the morning. She goes to the shop on Monday for pre-buy (post-buy in my case) inspection.

I hear that the glow plugs can stay energized for up to 2 minutes, but is there a way to tell in the cab if they're on or not?

I've waited 30 seconds (wait to start light was out in 5 seconds or so) and that's not seemed to help. I occasionally will get one puff and then nothing for a couple more tries.

Do I need to wait longer or do anything different?
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:52 AM
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Sounds like a GPR. The glow plugs should stay on well after the truck is started, and the light goes off.
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Old 11-06-2010, 11:06 AM
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I just got a 2002 F-250 and I love it. Unfortunately it also acts like its new owner and hates the morning. She goes to the shop on Monday for pre-buy (post-buy in my case) inspection.

I hear that the glow plugs can stay energized for up to 2 minutes, but is there a way to tell in the cab if they're on or not?

I've waited 30 seconds (wait to start light was out in 5 seconds or so) and that's not seemed to help. I occasionally will get one puff and then nothing for a couple more tries.

Do I need to wait longer or do anything different?
Yes, they can stay on for up to 2 minutes but there is nothing in the cab that lets you know there still on. Sounds like your GPR (glow plug relay) is bad, I would suggest the stancor 586-902 12v GPR. It's a nice relay and is quite a bit bigger, I have one on mine and I haven't burned up a relay since. Do a search on the Stancor mod. You can get them for $50 from Mouser Electronics. Read the winter operation by NCHornet it's a sticky at the top of page above the threads.
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when ina bind you can jump the relay with a screwdriver or something. but x2 on the stancor.
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Nothing in the cab tells you how long the GPRs are on... unless you add a LED light like I did.
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Nothing in the cab tells you how long the GPRs are on... unless you add a LED light like I did.
I want to do that also, it would be nice know when they go off .
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